Democratic Primary

Head shots of State College mayoral candidates Ezra Nanes and Jim Leous
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Two Democrats — and no Republicans — are on the ballot in this year’s primary race for State College mayor. Ezra Nanes is director of business development at AccuWeather. He previously ran for state Senate and tried for a seat on the State College Borough Council, and he's a member of the Centre County Democratic Committee. Jim Leous leads the emerging technologies group for Penn State's Information Technology Services. He’s also a member of the State College Area school board and adviser to the Penn State College Democrats.

Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks at Rec Hall on Penn State University Park's campus.
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Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd of over six and a half thousand people in Penn State’s Rec Hall. Sanders talked about the New York primary. He criticized the state’s voting laws barring registered independents from voting in primaries.

Sanders also looked ahead to next week’s primary in Pennsylvania.

“Let us have the highest voter turnout in Pennsylvania history. And let Pennsylvania go forward and tell the world, you are going to lead this country into a political revolution,” he said.